De divina proportione

Title:
De divina proportione
Library:
Biblioteca Ambrosiana
Language:
Greek, Italian, Latin
City:
MILANO (MAILAND, Milan), Italy
Shelf Mark:
Ms. & 170 sup. (olim S.P. 6)
Origin:
Milan, Italy
Dimensions:
130 folios -- 285 x 200 mm.
Date Description:
1498
Author:
Luca Pacioli (ca.1445- ca.1514)
Content:
La divina proportione --
Hand:
Humanist book script -- rubrics --
Illuminations:
Yes
Type of Decoration:
On fol. 1r: framed red dedication plaque (the trreatise is dedicated is to Ludovico Sforza), inhabited initial (double-headed winged dragon, emblem of the Sforza family) and the arms of Galeazzo Sanseverino d’Aragona, patron of Fra Pacioli and a relative of the Sforza (note the chain of the Golden Fleece surrounding the crest) -- numerous geometrical diagrams -- alternation of blue and red framed decorated intitials -- sequence of three-dimensional geometrical figures derived from originals by Leonardo da Vinci (see pp. [3] and 16-18 of the commentary), who was at the court of Ludovico Sforza il Moro in Milan when Pacioli was there from 1496 till the death of Ludovico in 1499 (fols. 91-110) --
Musical Notation:
No
Call Number:
Special Collections Rare Books XLarge NC 745 .A2 P35 1982 Non-Circulating -- 2nd copy: Medieval [7th Floor Hesburgh] Ambrosiana NC 745 .A2 P35 1982 Non-Circulating
Commentary Volume:
Yes
Nature of Facsimile:
Complete full-size color reproduction of the entire manuscript -- the sequence between fol. 52 and fol. 58 has been corrected as follows: 52, 55, 54, 53, 58, 57, 56 (see p. [3] of introduction) --
Series:
Fontes Ambrosiani in lucem editi cura et studio Bibliothecae Ambrosianae, 72
Publication Date:
1982
Place of Publication:
Milan, Italy
Publisher:
Silvana Editoriale
Notes:
Commentary by Augusto Marinoni --
Bibliography:
De divina proportione di Luca Pacioli, diplomatic edition by Franco Riva, followed by a reproduction of the sequence of three-dimensional figures in the Ambrosiana manuscript; with a study on the life and works of Pacioli by Giuseppina Masotti Biggiogero, Fontes Ambrosiani 31, Milan, 1956 (Medieval [7th Floor Hesburgh] Ambrosiana NC 745 .A2 P1 - Non-Circulating)--
Type of Text:
didactic, heraldry, liberal arts, prose, scientific, secular, vernacular